This study aimed to investigate the current state of published literature on Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNSs) in scholarly communication using bibliometric techniques. Social Networking Sites have revolutionized social interaction and scholarly communication by making it easier for researchers to collaborate and share their work. Researchers used selected keywords to gather data from Scopus.
Fourteen years from 2007 to 2020 were considered for the analysis of research publications. Additionally, this research employed a Biblioshiny to provide a graphical representation of bibliometric indicators. the VOSviewer, CorTex, and Citespace software packages were employed to evaluate the keyword analysis and explore the research theme of social networking sites in research communication. A total of 751 publications were retrieved from 381 journals. In terms of publication, positive growth was seen. In scholarly communication, the United States is the most productive country in SNSs research. Regarding institutional affiliation, Wuhan University in China is the most prolific. In addition, it outlined the "5 Ps" for implementing ASNSs. Hopefully, the information provided by this bibliometric analysis of scholarly communication on social networking sites will be helpful to scholars in the future and contribute to the growth of knowledge in this area.